FIG: Art of Expression (Fall 2010)
The FIG library assignment focuses on portraits and what they reveal. Below are a few ways to find information sources on portraits. For more assistance, contact Ed Teague, email@example.com, the library's theater subject specialist.
Working with the Library's home page
The Library's home page attempts to make it easier to find a lot of information. It is divided into four columns (Find Resources, Research Assistance, Library Services, and About the Libraries) and topped by a big box for searching. Important note: Under the header "Research Assistance" is a link to "Research Guides by Subject" which leads to dozens of guides designed specifically for different disciplines. Guides include the areas of art, theater, music, and dance.
Finding books & articles
UO WorldCat is an electronic resource that identifies books, journal articles, videos, and other library materials at the UO, Summit libraries, and in libraries around the world. It is the 'default' search for the Library's search box or 'catalog' tab. Materials owned by the UO are listed first on the results list, followed by Summit, and then by libraries elsewhere. Searches can be narrowed by date, format, content, language, audience, and more. A keyword search of 'portrait' or subject search (su:portrait) yields hundreds of hits.
ARTstor (on campus) and ARTstor (off campus)
Biographies Plus Illustrated
Citing Sources in Research Papers is a guide to proper citation style. Just like articles and books, images must be properly cited in papers and projects.